PowerShift 2012 is a youth-led conference seeking to tackle the root causes of climate change head on, end fossil fuel subsidies in Canada, and empower youth to build just and sustainable communities from the ground up. PowerShift will be held from October 26-29 in Ottawa, bringing together over a thousand young Canadians from coast to coast. Organizations like the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition, the Ecology Action Centre, 350.org, the Indigenous Environmental Network, and the Canadian Federation of Students are collaborating to make this experience inspiring, empowering and unforgettable.
PowerShift is organized by youth for youth and aims to mobilize passionate youth from affected communities and various sectors of civil society. Participants will explore multiple ways of taking action and work together to develop capacity and abilities. Visit wearepowershift.ca for more information.